Tübingen


IT Center (Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung (ZDV))
Deadline: 10.03.2021

The High Performance und Cloud Computing Group at the IT Center of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (ZDV) se at Geks to fill two project positions at the earliest possible date for

Scientific Staff (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen (m/w/d; E 13 TV-L, 100%)
Kennziffer: ZDV-04-21

The contract lengths are limited to the 30.09.2025.

The University of Tübingen is a central partner along with the DKFZ, the University Hospital Tübingen, the Charité, the Technical University Munich, the EMBL, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Technical University Dresden, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Cologne and other partners within the project GHGA – The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (https://ghga.dkfz.de) within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). The position focuses on the handling of human omics data as well as its annotation, processing and visualization. The main goal is to design and establish solutions tailored to the research cycle in human genome research. Data storing, processing and analysis services shall be accessible through the GHGA portal which is able to handle the very large amount of data being processed in everyday research.

As part of the GHGA team you will be working on:
- Conception and implementation of the GHGA portal
- Integration of heterogenous storage and federated compute resources
- Set up of GDPR-compliant data staging
- Authentication and authorization
- Metadata handling
- Implementation of user interfaces to GHGA services
- Close collaboration with the project partners and beyond
- Active support for the broad user community for bioinformatical and technical questions

We expect from you:
- A scientific higher education degree (master, diploma or comparable) in biology, bioinformatics, computer science or a related field
- Experience with modern data management in science using scientific software tools and/or corresponding programming skills (e.g. Python, Java, R)
- Experience with science gateways and their implementation
- Basics in scientific computing (HPC and cloud computing)
- Team oriented but self-reliant working habits
- Professional interaction with heterogenous user groups
- High motivation, flexibility and team spirit
- Very good written and spoken English skills
- Experience with multidisciplinary scientific working habits

We offer:
- A thorough initial training phase and continuous further training
- A stimulating working environment including space for personal initiative
- Work within a likeable and congenial team

The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

Have we caught your interest? Please send your application accompanied including cover letter, CV, resume and a copy of the certificate of your highest professional qualification, refereeing to reference number ZDV-04-21 until March, 10th to the director of the ZDV, Prof. Dr. Thomas Walter, 72074 Tübingen, Wächterstraße 76 or in electronic from to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Jens Krüger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: 07071 29-70371) is happy to answer your questions specifically related to the project GHGA.